['ɔːdɪn(ə)rɪ;-d(ə)n-] or ['ɔrdnɛri]


(noun.) (heraldry) any of several conventional figures used on shields.

(noun.) an early bicycle with a very large front wheel and small back wheel.

(noun.) a judge of a probate court.

(noun.) a clergyman appointed to prepare condemned prisoners for death.

(noun.) the expected or commonplace condition or situation; 'not out of the ordinary'.

(adj.) not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; 'ordinary everyday objects'; 'ordinary decency'; 'an ordinary day'; 'an ordinary wine' .

安塞姆校对--From WordNet


(a.) According to established order; methodical; settled; regular.

(a.) Common; customary; usual.

(a.) Of common rank, quality, or ability; not distinguished by superior excellence or beauty; hence, not distinguished in any way; commonplace; inferior; of little merit; as, men of ordinary judgment; an ordinary book.

(n.) An officer who has original jurisdiction in his own right, and not by deputation.

(n.) One who has immediate jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical; an ecclesiastical judge; also, a deputy of the bishop, or a clergyman appointed to perform divine service for condemned criminals and assist in preparing them for death.

(n.) A judicial officer, having generally the powers of a judge of probate or a surrogate.

(n.) The mass; the common run.

(n.) That which is so common, or continued, as to be considered a settled establishment or institution.

(n.) Anything which is in ordinary or common use.

(n.) A dining room or eating house where a meal is prepared for all comers, at a fixed price for the meal, in distinction from one where each dish is separately charged; a table d'hote; hence, also, the meal furnished at such a dining room.

(n.) A charge or bearing of simple form, one of nine or ten which are in constant use. The bend, chevron, chief, cross, fesse, pale, and saltire are uniformly admitted as ordinaries. Some authorities include bar, bend sinister, pile, and others. See Subordinary.



a. [1]. Common, usual, customary, habitual, settled, established, wonted, every day.[2]. Mean, vulgar, low, inferior.[3]. Plain, ugly, homely, inelegant, ill-looking, not handsome, not fine.

n. Eating-house (where a meal is offered at a settled price), TABLE D'HÔTE, public table.



SYN:Settled, wonted, conventional, plain, inferior, commonplace, humdrum,matter_of_fact

ANT:Extraordinary, unusual, uncommon, superior,[See FUTILE]



adj. according to the common order: usual: of common rank: plain: of little merit: (coll.) plain-looking.—n. a judge of ecclesiastical or other causes who acts in his own right: something settled or customary: actual office: a bishop or his deputy: a place where regular meals are provided at fixed charges: the common run or mass: (her.) one of a class of armorial charges called also honourable ordinaries figures of simple outline and geometrical form conventional in character—chief pale fess bend bend-sinister chevron cross saltire pile pall bordure orle tressure canton flanches.—adv. Or′dinarily.—Ordinary of the mass the established sequence or fixed order for saying mass.—In ordinary in regular and customary attendance.





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